This course covers all aspects of using JavaServer Faces to create Enterprise Web Applications within the Enterprise Java (JEE) platform. No previous experience of JSF or JEE is assumed. The delivery begins with the fundamentals of JEE design and component types but quickly focuses on the specifics of coding within the JSF framework. Since the goal of JSF is to enable the use of UI component libraries there is little value in studying it in isolation. Hence the course is built around the PrimeFaces library of JSF components, which emerged as the most popular and fully-featured library during the 2000’s.
By the end of the course delegates will understand the JEE Architecture and the role of JSF within it. They will be comfortable with the JSF execution model, especially the lifecycle of a component and how to direct and customize the behaviour of controls. Most importantly they will have built multiple web applications from scratch, using both the minimal set of components provided with JSF and the much richer controls provided with PrimeFaces. Lastly, they will have covered PrimeFaces specific topics such as defining models for charts, taking advantage of partial rendering and customizing themes.